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The new JFMG channels to replace the old ASP fixed site and outdoor channels are as follows :-

JFMG 462 / 469 MHz BAND


These will replace existing fixed site assignments in the bands 457 / 462 MHz and 467 / 469 MHz .

If you have fixed site assignments in either of these bands, you will be contacted by JFMG with details of your new frequency assignments. You need do nothing until then.

457 / 462 MHz channels will need to be re-tuned by September 1998.

467 / 469 MHz channels will need to be re-tuned by December 1998.

Base Tx Base Rx
462.75625 469.49375
462.76875 469.50625
462.78125 469.51875
462.79375 469.53125
462.80625 469.54375
462.81875 469.55625
462.83125 469.56875
462.84375 469.58125
462.85625 469.59375
462.86875 469.60625 469.74375
462.88125 469.61875 469.75625
462.89375 469.63125 469.76875
462.90625 469.64375 469.78125
462.91875 469.65625 469.79375
462.93125 469.66875 469.80625
462.94375 469.68125 469.81875
462.95625 469.69375 469.83125
462.96875 469.70625 469.84375
462.98125 469.71875 469.85625
462.99375 469.73125 469.86875


(a) Maximum e.r.p.'s are 1 watt base tx at 462 MHz and 100 mW portable tx at 469 MHz.

(b) Simplex assignments for base transmit, e.g. presenters cue will be at 462 MHz. Simplex assignments for portable set-to-set use will be at 469 MHz.

(c) These channels are normally assigned for indoor use only. External antennas may be permitted in exceptional cases where sufficient spectrum capacity exists.

(d) JFMG will advise an optimum frequency plan within the above bands to meet each users requirements. The wider spacing of these bands means that duplex operation will be simpler and cheaper to achieve than in the old 467 / 469 MHz band.

(e) These channels are available under the Fixed Site tariff, charged for each frequency. Block rates are not applicable.

JFMG 457 / 467 MHz BAND


These will replace existing short-term assignments in the band 457 / 462 MHz .

If you use these frequencies for short-term work, you should arrange for your equipment to be re-tuned as soon as convenient (see note c below), and then commence requesting assignments onthenewchannels. Assignments at 457 / 462MHz will be discontinued by September l998.

Base Tx Base Rx
457.25625 467.30625
457.26875 467.31875
457.28125 467.29375
457.29375 467.40625
457.30625 467.36875
457.31875 467.48125
457.33125 467.44375
457.34375 467.38125
457.35625 467.33125
457.36875 467.35625
457.38125 467.45625
457.39375 467.39375
457.40625 467.34375
457.41875 467.46875
457.43125 467.46875
457.44375 467.53125
457.45625 467.51875
457.46875 467.50625


lntermodulation-free Groups

bases 5th order portables 5th order / bases & portables 3rd order Base Tx Base Rx

Group A Group A Group B Group B Group C Group C
base tx base rx base tx base rx base tx base rx
457.26875 467.31875 457.28125 467.29375 457.25625 467.30625
457.30625 467.36875 457,35625 467.33125 457.39375 467.39375
457.33125 467.44375 457.38125 467.45625 457.43125 467.46875
457.44375 467.53125 457.46875 467.50625 457.45625 467.51875

Single Channels

base tx base rx
457.29375 467.40625
457.31875 467.48125
457.34375 467.38125
457.36875 467.35625
457.40625 467.34375
457.41875 467.49375

Notes (a) Maximum e.r.p.'s are 5 watts base tx at 457 MHz and 1 watt portable tx at 467 MHz.

(b) Simplex assignments for base transmit, e.g. presenters cue will be at 457 MHz.

Simplex assignments for portable set-to-set use will be at 467 MHz.

(c) All users should fit some of the single channels. Users who need several channels at the same event should also equip with the intermodulation-free groups.

(d) The above transmit-receive frequency pairings are the only ones available. When requesting duplex assignments, it is only necessary to quote the base transmit frequency.

(d) These channels are intended for short-term assignments only, and are not available under the Fixed Site or News Gathering tariffs.



26 January 1998

Dear Licensee,

We are writing to you as the holder of a JFMG licence for radio talkback frequencies in the UHF frequency band.

JFMG are now in a position to create a greater number of interference-free channels for both fixed-site (theatre and studio) assignments and short-term (outside broadcast) activities. A number of anomalies have grown up from the previous licensing regimes, with outside broadcast and fixed site use sharing the same bands.

To meet increased demand for radio talkback frequencies and reduce congestion, JFMG are now planning to separate outside broadcast and fixed-site use into dedicated bands, resulting in a number of advantages to licensees.

For outside broadcast users the intention is to create three sets of intermodulation-free groups, each of four pairs of duplex channels, for use throughout the UK. There will also be the opportunity to enhance these sets with additional channels where necessary.

The new fixed-site band will offer channels exclusively for long-term operations such as theatre and studio talkback, with greater opportunities for multi-channel duplex operation and use of cheaper equipment.

The changes will require some equipment to be retuned and realigned, but should not involve replacement of major items. Equipment suppliers have been contacted and are aware of the work involved, which can be carried out at minimal additional expense during routine maintenance of radio taikback systems.

The exact effect of the changes will depend upon the frequencies which you currently use. Two separate plans are enclosed with this letter, and one or both may be relevant to your own operation.

The changes are being phased-in nationally over a period of months, and it will not be necessary for you to make your changes urgently, but JFMG are proposing that all licensees complete the change during 1998. You can therefore schedule the work for a time convenient to yourself and your equipment supplier, perhaps bringing routine maintenance forward if necessary, to meet this timescale.

We recognise that these changes may cause some work and expense, but once the transition is complete the provision of radio talkback will be greatly enhanced for the benefit of all users.

If you need to discuss any aspect of the changes, please contact us.

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